Professor Mark P. Baldwin

Professor of Climate Science


Telephone: 01392 726567

Extension: (Streatham) 6567

Prof Mark Baldwin holds a chair in Climate Science. He joined University of Exeter in 2012, having work previously at a private research firm in the Seattle area, Northwest Research Associates (NWRA), where he was a Vice President and Director. NWRA is a private company that specializes in basic and applied research in the geophysical sciences.

His research is focused on the role of the stratosphere in the climate system, in particular how ozone loss, increasing greenhouse gases, and natural variability of the stratosphere affect surface weather and climate on a time scale for ten days to centuries. He is particularly interested in understanding the dynamical mechanisms by which changes to the stratosphere can have substantial effects at Earth's surface, as well as exploiting this relationship to improve weather forecasts.

Mark leads the NERC-funded Met Office collaborative project “EuroClim” which aims to exploit fundamental mechanisms that can be used to improve European weather forecasts in the two-week to one year time frame. The £1.1M EuroClim project involves six Exeter academics, employs five post-doctoral research associates, and has one PhD student.    He currently has two PhD students, Tom Clemo and Simon Cark. 

Mark is the holder of an EC Marie Curie Career Intergration Grant (CIG), "Atlantic Climate," which supports student Simon Clark, and is fucused on understanding how stratospheric variability affects the troposphere, specifically the Atlantic region and Europe.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Leadership Foundation (FLF)

Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society

Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society

Member of the London Mathematical Society

Former Co-Chief Editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Links with other Universities

External Examiner: University of Oxford, University of Reading, Colorado State University


United States

Administrative responsibilities

Head of Mathematics and Computer Science


BS (double major) in Mathematics and Atmospheric Science, University of Albany

MS Atmospheric Science, University of Albany

MS Applied Mathematics, University of Washington

PhD Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington

Certified Consulting Meteorologist